Mumbai: A special PMLA court on Tuesday granted bail to former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Salil Deshmukh in connection with a money laundering case.
A special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) had in February issued a summons to Salil Deshmukh after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) submitted its complaint (charge sheet) in the case, reports news agency PTI.
Salil Deshmukh, the elder son of Anil Deshmukh, was arraigned as an accused in the case.
The former minister’s son appeared in court on Tuesday and, through his attorney Aniket Nikam, submitted an application requesting the court to accept his appearance and grant him bail.
The court accepted this application and granted bail.
The application said the accusations levelled against Salil Deshmukh were “absolutely unfounded”.
According to reports, the bail has been given on certain conditions including a bail bond of Rs 3 lakhs and that he cannot leave the country without permission.
Anil Deshmukh granted bail last month
The Bombay high court, last month, granted bail to former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh in a money laundering case lodged by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
He was arrested in November last year by the ED and subsequently by the CBI on allegations that it was on his instructions, when he was state Home Minister in the MVA government that bribes were collected by dismissed cop Sachin Waze from bar owners.
The ED claimed that Deshmukh abused his authority as the state’s home minister by using some police officials to collect Rs 4.70 crore from several Mumbai bars.